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End Book Deserts in the Bronx

Raising $50,000 to connect 4,000 Bronx public school students with 12,000 books

$3,065
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Campaign Ends on November 29, 2022

Project Description

Start Lighthouse is on a mission to connect 4,000 Bronx public school students with 12,000 books in 2022.

Through our customizable Literary Adventure Program, students curate their own library from brand new, engaging, multicultural books that reflect the culturally diverse lives and experiences of their community.

They also meet authors and illustrators to learn more about their work and journey, exposing them to a world of possibilities. This is important because ultimately, you can't be who you can't see.  And yet in the Bronx there is only 1 book for every 300 children.

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Woke Activists: Start Lighthouse’s "Woke Activists” cultivates a safe space for students to join together to stand up against injustice. We begin by teaching students how multifaceted their own identities are so that they can begin building relationships and creating connections between themselves.

 

The Campaign FAQs

Can I send a check?

Yes, absolutely! You can address the check to Start Lighthouse, 234 10th Ave, #20603, New York, NY 10011.

Is Start LightHouse a non profit? 

Yes, we are a 501(c)(3) organization with tax exemption status. 

Can I volunteer? 

Yes, send us an email with your interest and a copy of your resume to info@startlighthouse.org

How will I receive my rewards?

In order to receive your reward, we will need your mailing address. Please include this information during check-out. We will also be sending out a survey to collect your address from you so keep an eye on your inbox.

For more inquiries please email at info@startlighthouse.org 

Charissa Boyd
01/19/2022
Monetary Contribution
$400
Victoria Manley
12/18/2021
Brand-new culturally responsive books
$50
Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
12/16/2021
Monetary Contribution
$500
12/05/2021
Brand-new culturally responsive books
$150
Jonathan Klein
12/05/2021
Brand-new culturally responsive books
$50
Amanda J Urban
12/04/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
Kirtan Soni
12/03/2021
Monetary Contribution
$15
Jennifer E Smith
12/02/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
12/02/2021
Brand-new culturally responsive books
$50
12/01/2021
Brand-new culturally responsive books
$250
1,000.00 USD
Sponsor A Literary Adventure
  • Opportunity to connect with Executive Director of Start Lighthouse
  • Personalized Thank You letter from the Executive Director
  • Start Lighthouse Stickers
  • Start Lighthouse T-Shirt
0 Supporters
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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

11 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Brand-new culturally responsive books
  • Handwritten note and praise from our team members
12 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Sponsor an Author Visit
  • Personalized Thank You letter from the Executive Director
  • Start Lighthouse Stickers
  • Start Lighthouse T-Shirt
5 Supporters
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Rewards

1,000.00 USD
Sponsor A Literary Adventure
  • Opportunity to connect with Executive Director of Start Lighthouse
  • Personalized Thank You letter from the Executive Director
  • Start Lighthouse Stickers
  • Start Lighthouse T-Shirt
0 Supporters
Select this reward
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

11 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Brand-new culturally responsive books
  • Handwritten note and praise from our team members
12 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Sponsor an Author Visit
  • Personalized Thank You letter from the Executive Director
  • Start Lighthouse Stickers
  • Start Lighthouse T-Shirt
5 Supporters
Select this reward